Apricot Nut Roast



This is a very flexible recipe. If you have a bit more or less of any ingredient that is fine. You can always thicken with extra oats or breadcrumbs or thin with stock or water.

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion,, chopped
1 leek, chopped
2 tsp garlic granules
70g oats (3/4 cup)
85g dried apricots
250ml vegetable stock
Just over 1 cup of salted cashews and salted peanuts mixed
splash vinegar

Put the oven on at gas 5/190. Chop the apricots and then pour boiling water over the apricots to cover (about 60ml) and leave to soak and plump up. Fry the onion and leek with the oil until starting to brown. Add the garlic granules and cook for a minute. Sprinkle oats on top. Stir. Add stock and stir continuously  Simmer for a couple of minutes and then add the nuts and apricots with any soaking water left. Add a splash of vinegar. Put into a loaf pan and bake for about 25mins. I enjoyed this and I hope you do too.

Leftovers are going in tomorrows sandwiches.

Would also be nice with any other dried fruit such as cranberries. I have based this recipe on a cranberry one. I can't find a link to it, just my scribbled notes, so not sure of source.

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